Penny Seats Theatre Company Announces Auditions for Three More Shows in 2017


The Penny Seats Theatre Company is thrilled to announce open auditions for the rest of its 2017 Season, consisting of its two outdoor summer shows, and an indoor show in October.  Each show will run for three weeks.  In June, we will perform the World Premiere of The Renaissance Man, a comic riff on Macbeth, as told through performers at a Renaissance Faire. The show was written—and will be directed—by acclaimed Michigan playwright, Joseph Zettelmaier.  In July, Phil Simmons will direct Peter and the Starcatcher, the immensely popular, clever, and sweet prequel to J.M. Barrie’s Peter Pan, based on the novel written by Dave Barry and Ridley Pearson and adapted for the stage by Rick Elice.  Finally, in October, Williamston Theatre’s Tony Caselli joins us to stage Jeffrey Hatcher’s fabulous and chilling retelling of The Turn of the Screw, just in time for Halloween.


Auditions will be held on Sunday and Monday, February 12 and 13, 2017 from 7:00pm – 10:00pm at the Ann Arbor Senior Center, 1320 Baldwin Ave., Ann Arbor, MI 48104.  Auditioners should prepare 2 contrasting 2-minute monologues of their choice, and bring 3 copies of a headshot and resume.


The Renaissance Man runs June 15 through July 1; Peter and the Starcatcher runs July 13 – 29; and The Turn of the Screw runs approximately October 5 – 21.  For character breakdowns of each show, click here.


All roles are paid.  Auditioners may be cast in more than one show, but may only be cast in one summer show.  Please contact or call (734) 926-5346 to schedule a slot.





We’re performers and players, minimalists and penny-pinchers.  We think theatre should be fun and stirring, not stuffy or repetitive.  We believe going to a show should not break the bank.  And we find Michigan summer evenings beautiful. Thus, we produce dramas and comedies, musicals and original adaptations, classics and works by up-and-coming playwrights. We also provide cabaret shows, acting classes, and wacky improv evenings.  And you can see any of our shows for the same price as a movie ticket.




If you’re interested in helping The Penny Seats have a great 7th season, then a SPONSORSHIP may be for you! Please contact Lauren London to find out how you/and or your company could receive free tickets to our shows, full-page ads in our programs and other wonderful benefits of being a sponsor!

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The Penny Seats began in 2010 with the idea that Ann Arbor deserves to be brimming with excellent live theater that is easy to get to and won’t break the bank. We think high-quality performances can occur in casual environments, and should not have to cost patrons top dollar. Thus, our mission is to create excellent, accessible, affordable theater and to provide a creative outlet for experienced Michigan theatre artists.